Tethered by Truth

Hebrews 2:1 reminds us, “So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.”  Truth is like a tether. When we hold to it, we are drawn and secured by it. When we fail to grasp it, to believe it, or live in it, we drift. Drifting connotes a slow, sometimes imperceptible slide.  We don’t suddenly end up across the lake of truth, mired in the bogs of self-deceit. Rather, in almost unnoticeable ebbs we slide, float and drift slowly further and further until the truth that tethers us is only a distant, fragmented reality shrouded by the foggy expanse of deceptive waters.

There are days when I want to question my circumstances. I find myself railing against the difficulties of this life.  Injustice takes its toll. I feel aggravated and overwhelmed.  What I am learning in those times, is that the Truth is my tether. It is what keeps me from living according to the lie that God couldn’t really love me, and allow me to suffer so much. It is what frees my heart from the captivity of its own sinful deception.

Listen Carefully to the truth…in order to abide in truth we must soak it in, listen carefully, and make a conscious decision to live in it. This is the only antidote for our deceitful and desperately wicked hearts. Jesus said, “I am…the Truth!” He is the only cure. When we believe Him, we live like it. And when we live in truth, the deception of our hearts is held at bay. We are tethered by Truth.

3 Responses to "Tethered by Truth"

  • WOW! I needed this today.
    Thank you for sharing your heart.
    May our Faithful Father continue to meet all of your emotional, spiritual and physical needs!

    1 Jessica said this (March 14, 2012 at 8:56 am) Reply

  • I posted this on my FB page.
    Blessings to you and yours.

    2 Jessica said this (March 14, 2012 at 8:58 am) Reply

    • Thanks! I am glad it was a blessing to you. God’s faithfulness and grace are indescribably precious.

      3 Tabitha Joy said this (March 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm) Reply

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